Mae-Wan Ho B.Sc. (First Class) and Ph.D. Biochemistry, Hong Kong University, embarked on a distinguished academic career that included Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurosciences, University of California at San Diego, Fellow of the National Genetics Foundation, USA, Senior Research Fellow, University of London, Lecturer in Genetics then Reader in Biology, Open University, UK, from which she retired in 2000. She is currently Director and co-founder of the Institute of Science in Society (www.i-sis.org.uk); Editor of Science in Society; scientific advisor to Third World Network. She is best known for pioneering work on the physics of organisms and sustainable systems; also a major critic of genetic engineering biotechnology. She has published more than 150 papers in scientific journals and volumes and more than 400 popular articles. Her books include The Rainbow and the Worm, the Physics of Organisms (1993, 2nd ed.1998, reprinted 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005; 2006, 3rd ed, 2008); Bioelectrodynamics and Biocommunication (1994), Bioenergetics (1995); Genetic Engineering Dream or Nightmare? (1998, 1999, reprint with extended introduction, 2007); Living with the Fluid Genome (2003); The Case for a GM-Free Sustainable World (2003, 2004); Unravelling AIDS (2005); Which Energy? (2006), Food Futures Now (2008).